Becky De Lacy

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Design & Technology)

Becky De Lacy

Senior Lecturer (Fashion Design & Technology)


Telephone: 0161 247 2668

Becky de Lacy is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design at the Manchester Fashion Institute, MMU. Combining her industry experience with traditional and conceptual design approaches she initiates, develops and delivers high quality teaching and learning at Undergraduate and Master’s level.

Academic and professional qualifications

Becky is an outerwear specialist with a focus on collaborative, playful and sustainable approaches to the design process and 3D realisation. Her approach to teaching and learning is to develop independent, autonomous fashion practitioners, based on the principle of student-centred learning. Becky takes particular joy planning and delivering creative workshops that build confidence and creative resilience through collaboration, experimentation and risk taking.

A unit co-ordinator and former programme leader, Becky has extensive experience developing design curriculum, most recently the MA Fashion Design Technology programme that launched in September 2021.

Becky has the ability to inspire interest, curiosity and creativity in all students regardless of pathway choice but her background in menswear design equipped Becky to successfully nurture the growth and interest in this specific field in her role as Menswear Pathway Leader (2018-2020). Becky sourced and developed menswear specific briefs with collaborators such as Whistles and Aitor Throup enabling students to respond to real life scenarios, receive feedback from industry experts and generate specialised portfolio content.

Previous Employment

An established, technical designer with over 14 years Industry design, product development and leadership experience. Becky advanced her professional skills within the Outdoor, Sportswear and Streetwear markets, her enthusiasm for performance clothing, utilitarian design detail, technology and problem solving remain the driving force behind her practice.

Experienced in the design, development and management of apparel ranges she has travelled extensively to China, Japan, Bangladesh, Canada, USA, and Europe for the purposes of design inspiration, prototype development, range reviews, trade shows and product launches. Becky is known for integrating innovative technology such as sonic welding, no-sew construction, laser cutting and seam seal taping into aspirational yet attainable product for Global brands such as Umbro, Regatta, Bench - aligning with her own design principles of modernity, inclusivity and innovation.

Academic service (administration and management)

Admission Tutor_MA Fashion Design Technology

PGT Marketing Lead

BA FDT Competitons Lead

L7 Personal Tutor

Undergraduate teaching

Unit lead & tutor BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology

Postgraduate teaching

Unit lead & tutor MA Fashion Design Technology


PPL of MCR | Recycling redundant festival tents and NHS textile waste to provide life-enhancing solutions for the homeless in Manchester. Futurescan 5 Conscious Communities, Leeds 7-8th Sep 2022. Poster & Zine exhibitied alongside PPL of MCR prototypes by MA FDT student Ruth Butterworth. Poster Design by Becky de Lacy & Helen Price. Zine co-authored by Becky de Lacy, Helen Price, Barbara Shepherd & Jane Wood.

National Saturday Club Networking Event & Exhibition Curation
Fashion and Business Saturday Club, May 16 & April 18
The Manchester Metropolitan University

Work Wear | De Lacy, R., 2018. Sylvia's Sisters: Celebrating International Women’s Day’ Exhibition, MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, 8/3/2018.

Community, charity and NGO links

Creative Director, programme co-ordinator & facilitator Stretford Stride

Founder Stretford Street Art Club

Media appearances or involvement

Becky's work has featured in publications such as Dazed and Confused, Vice, ID, Hypebeast, Arena Homme +, Sportwear International & FHM Collections. Her ranges have been launched at international trade shows such as Magic, Bread & Butter, Seek, Premium, Ispo and Jacket Required.

Prizes and awards

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University Sep 97- June 01

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) June 20

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) June 20


Invited Papers

De-Fashioning Education: A Critical Thinking and Making Conference at The Berlin University of the Arts, Germany September 2023. 'LOOKS' an exhibition fostering a community of collaboration, co-creation and respect. (Ermenc, A., De-Lacy, B., Easom, S., Genders, S.)

25th Annual Conference of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand April 2023. Embracing the third dimension, exploring ‘phygital’ connections by honouring technology and tradition. (Thornton, A., Mechan, J., De-Lacy, B.) Awarded the Senior Faculty Initiative Award 2023

Invited Discussions

‘Interplay of Physical Half Scale Mannequin and 3D Digital Practices: Underpinning Sustainability in Fashion Education During a Global Pandemic’ _Co-author Becky de Lacy, Jayne Mechan, Adrian Thornton
Fashion and Climate Change Online Symposium
Manchester Metropolitan University
September 2021

‘Design Realisation in Fashion Education – Embedding Sustainable Approaches Through ‘Phygital’ Practices’_Co-author Becky de Lacy, Jayne Mechan, Adrian Thornton
Responsible Fashion: How Can We Make Our Ideas a Reality Online Symposium
Istituto Marangoni
November 2021


De Lacy, R., 2018. Sylvia's Sisters: Celebrating International Women’s Day’ Exhibition, MMU Geoffrey Manton Building, 8/3/2018.

Office Location

Room C2.29
Cavendish South
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BG

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9am-5pm